Authors - Luke Beesley, & Eyes - Greg Penn

Drawings by Luke Beesley and video work by Greg Penn

MAIN GALLERY: 'Authors' is Beesley's first solo exhibition of pencil and charcoal on paper drawings. PROJECTION ROOM: In the age old allegory of Plato’s cave, one understands a reality may exist beyond what is known and believed to be true to one’s own eyes. Greg Penn's video aims to engage and invite a similar enquiry.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Library Artspace in Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 03 August 2011 to Saturday 27 August 2011
Launch Wednesday 03 August 2011, 6-8pm

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Published by The Library Artspace on Saturday 23 July 2011.
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LUKE BEESLEY
Poet and visual artist Luke Beesley has received awards and fellowships from The Australia Council (2005), The Asialink Foundation (2006/7), Arts Queensland (2003), Eleanor Dark Foundation (2004), Arts Victoria (2010), The City of Melbourne (2009), The State Library of Victoria (2010) and The Fellowship of Australian Writers (2007); as well as a number of major public art commissions. His first book of poetry Lemon Shark was published in 2006 and he has two books forthcoming.
Increasingly his poetry and drawing is intermingling, and he has just completed a collection of poetry and drawings called Pencilled Losses, which was assisted by an Arts Development grant from Arts Victoria, and he is working on an artist book of poems and drawings called Seed as part of a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship.
Authors is Beesley first solo exhibition of drawings, and includes a series of pencil and charcoal on paper drawings called Authors completed in 2007/2008; a series of pencil on paper drawings called Common Farm Birds (2009/10); and Pencilled Losses – pencil on paper (2010) drawings from his Arts Victoria assisted manuscript. Many of the drawings comprise fragmented images accompanied by half completed marks of text, creating a blurred place between text, image, the author, handwriting and drawing.
GREG PENN
The simple motif of a set of eyes looking out and around in the work explores my interest in our understanding of perception and memory and the fundamental problems associated with depicting reality.
The work’s darkness allows the viewer an opportunity to suspend their thoughts, slow their mind and contemplate beyond what they see, perhaps asking how they see and how they know what they see to be true.
In the age old allegory of Plato’s cave, one understands a reality may exist beyond what is known and believed to be true to one’s own eyes. This video aims to engage and invite a similar enquiry.